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Author Łabno, Jeannie.

Title Commemorating the Polish Renaissance Child : Funeral Monuments and their European Context
Published Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2011
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Description 1 online resource (472 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Tables, Figures and Plates; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I Context: Shifting Boundaries, Conceptual Identities and the Social Framework; 1 Shifting Boundaries and Conceptual Identities; 2 Religion in Poland: 'A State without Stakes'; 3 Society; Summary Part I; Part II Locating a Forgotten Renaissance; 4 Borders, Boundaries and Barriers; 5 Processes of Renaissance Reception in Poland; 6 Pathways of Dissemination of Artistic Motifs: the Putto and Skull; Summary Part II; Part III Culture of Death: in memoria; 7 Death and Commemoration; 8 Death and the Child
Appendix A GenealogiesAppendix B Chronology; Appendix C Formative Influences and Stylistic Development of the Putto-and-skull Motif; Bibliography; Index
Summary Part IIIPart IV The Monumental Body of the Renaissance Child; 9 The Monumental Body and the Renaissance Child: Trends and Patterns; 10 The Monumental Body and the Renaissance Child: the Changing Putto; 11 The Monumental Body of the Renaissance Child: Other Forms of Visual Presentation; Summary Part IV; Part V The Polish Putto-and-Skull: Iconography and Iconology; 12 The Polish Putto-and-Skull: Iconographic Layers of Significance; 13 The Polish Putto-and-Skull: Rudiments of Laughter, Grotesque Bodies and Mythic Boundaries; Conclusions; Plates; Catalogue; Church Names; Glossary
Through an exploration of the unique Polish tradition of child commemoration, this book raises issues beyond the monuments themselves, about Polish social life and family structuring in the early modern period, including attitudes to children and the position of women, as well as the transmission and reception of Renaissance ideas outside Italy. Drawing upon social and cultural history, visual and gender studies, the work not only asks important new questions, but provides a fresh perspective on familiar topics and themes within Renaissance history
Notes Print version record
Subject Art and society -- Poland -- History.
Cherubs (Art)
Children -- Death -- Psychological aspects.
Sepulchral monuments, Renaissance -- Poland.
Skull in art.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1409426726